Friday, July 11, 2008

And I snickered at the Apple

Got dropped by S to the station to take a train to work...and lo and behold..I see a long line of people..waiting...took me a moment to realize that they were all standing there to get their hands on the new iPhone...lolz

I couldn't help myself and snickered...boy some people have time on thier hands...and to top it all off, I heard one of the guys way back in the line say he was there since 4..and was hungry.....poor chap, I almost bought him a coffee....lolz

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bhindi Masala

Ahh... Bhindi (okra) one of the most loved veggies out there. Bhindi like aloo (potato) is a very versatile veggie...and one of my fav's ...

So here goes one of my fav recipes with Bhindi.


3 Pounds Bhindi ( approx 1 1/2 kgs)
2 medium onions - chopped
1 large tomato - chopped
1 ' cube Ginger - Chopped
4 cloves Garlic - Chopped
3 medium Green Chilles - Chopped
1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
2/3 teaspoon Red Chilli pwd
Pinch of Turmeric
Oil to Saute
Corriander leaves for garnish


Quater the Bhindi 4 ways
Heat some Oil in the pan and saute the Bhindi will sides are golden brown, and set aside
Heat the remaining oil. Once Hot add in the Cumin and wait for it to splutter
Add in the Ginger, Garlic and Green Chillies, stir till the garlic turns golden brown
Add in the Onion and saute till the Onions turn transculent
Add in the tomatoes and saute for 3 more minutes.
Add all the Masalas, cook for a high flame for 2 mins and then cover and cook on a low flame till Bhindi cooks completely
Garnish with Corriander before serving...


Hope you enjoy it much as we did :)

5 Mins Chocolate Pie

This one literally takes just 5 mins, and turns out yummy!! Everytime I have made this one, people rave about it...and think it takes a lot of time to make :)

So here goes

1 Pack Instant Pudding (I Devil's food...even plain chocolate will do)
2 cups Milk
1 pre-packed pie base
1 pack sweet Whipped cream (yummmm)
Chocolate shavings 1/4 cup (Optional)


1. Empty the Pack of Pudding into the Milk and whip till it sets

2. Pour Immediately into the Pie Base

3. Refrigerate for a couple of Hrs

4. Top with Whipped cream (enough to cover the pie :))

5. Sprinkle a few chocolate shavings

6. Cut and Serve!

How easy is that??? Hopefully U stumble across this recipe!! Let me know how it works out !!

Intro to food :)

Now this makes me real Happy! Food...

I have a so called degree in Food and its prep..but my fascination with food started a really long time back

I still remember watching Sanjeev Kapoor cooking show as a child, and trying out his recipes.

The latest development in the area of food as been my recently acquired love for vegetarian food....this is a world that I chose to ignore when I was young. With age they say comes I age what is coming is the love for vegetables...hahahahahaha..

Well here is to the new discoveries and less disasters in the kitchen......GO Veggie !!!